Pelosi: I Would Use 14th Amendment To Automatically Raise Debt CeilingHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she would use the 14th Amendment to automatically raise the debt ceiling if she were president.
Obama Urges Action On Debt Ceiling During VacationPresident Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that avoids the fiscal cliff but says it's just one step in a broader effort to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits.
Tea Party Official: 'People Are Mad As Hell'The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever.
Shelby: Republicans Who Voted For Fiscal Cliff Bill 'Will Rue The Day'Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.
McConnell: Obama Refuses 'To Lead On The Pressing Issues Of The Day'A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and crisis-driven era of divided government. "The American dream is in peril," said House Speaker John Boehner, re-elected to his post despite a mini-revolt in Republican ranks.
McConnell Called 'Obstructionist' By Ky. CriticsU.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's prominent role in fiscal cliff negotiations drew a derisive review back home Thursday from a longtime critic who branded the top Senate Republican as an entrenched obstructionist.
Opinion: Over The CliffAt midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.
Report: Reid Burns Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Hours Before Senate VoteSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid was so upset with President Obama’s proposed “fiscal cliff” deal to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he burned it.
Obama In Hawaii, Fiscal Cliff Standoff Behind Him President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation after a tense, end-of-the-new-year standoff with Congress over the fiscal cliff.
House Approves Bill To Avoid Fiscal CliffThe bill to avert a U.S fiscal cliff has won approval by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ayotte: Congress Doesn't Deserve Pay Raise New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she plans to introduce legislation to block Congress and other high-ranking federal officials from getting a salary increase.